June 23, 2017- A House subcommittee will hold a hearing next week on a package of bills dealing with autonomous vehicles which appear to have a broad base of support.
Eno Transportation Weekly
Category: Autonomous Vehicles
June 23, 2017 – The laws recently enacted by Colorado and New York stand apart as a prime example of how states have adopted one of two paths: to encourage safe testing with light-touch regulations or to establish burdensome oversight processes and registration fees.
June 23, 2017 – Personal driverless cars, which require Level 5 (full) automation, could still be years, if not decades, away. Driverless shuttles, which get far less press coverage, deserve a closer look.
June 16, 2017 – ETW has examined the new bipartisan Senate Commerce principles on autonomous vehicle legislation to identify where they may align with the proposals being considered by the House – they are displayed side-by-side below.
June 16, 2017 – After months of deliberation and over 150 meetings with stakeholders, the Senate Commerce Committee is edging closer to introducing legislation to foster automated vehicle (AV) development.
June 9, 2017 – After riding in a semi-autonomous Audi on Tuesday, Senate Commerce Chairman John Thune (R-SD) and House Energy & Commerce Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) informed Reuters that they were nearing completion of their chambers’ respective AV bills.
June 9, 2017 – This week ETW obtained a summary of the 16 bills on automated vehicles (AVs) that House Energy & Commerce Republicans are currently considering. A working draft of this summary has been circulated among Congressional staff and industry representatives to solicit feedback and build consensus before some (or all) of them are introduced this summer.
June 9, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will update the Federal Automated Vehicle Policy (FAVP) “in the next few months, if not sooner” Secretary Elaine Chao said Monday.
The rise of urban freeways offers a number of lessons on how to manage new transportation technologies. AVs promise changes on a wide scale and, depending on how they are rolled out, could have positive or negative effects on communities and the environment.
June 1, 2017 – In the interest of helping states navigate the changing autonomous vehicle landscape, Eno has released a new report: Adopting and Adapting: States and Automated Vehicle Policy, in collaboration with its Digital Cities Advisory Board. Adopting and Adapting provides a roadmap to help states enact sound AV policies that encourage innovation while promoting safety on their roadways.
Partnerships between universities, government, and private companies are vital for the development of automated vehicles, and will ultimately contribute to a greater understanding of this technology on a national scale.
June 1, 2017 – A recent House hearing looked at federal policy towards self-driving cars.
May 19, 2017 – On May 8, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a law that explicitly allows for the operation of self-driving vehicles with and without human drivers. This marks a significant change of heart for a state that merely two years ago was squeamish about enacting policies around automated vehicles (AVs), fearing that the technology was not sufficiently mature to be regulated.
May 19, 2017 – Automating the task of driving could dramatically change or eliminate a number of occupations. While this change is expected to take place over the course of decades, thinking about this problem now can empower governments to prepare for, and begin to mitigate, negative externalities of AVs.
May 11, 2017 – Maintaining America’s leadership in the development of automated vehicle technology is critical, and now is the time to develop a federal AV certification system.
May 11, 2017 – The confusion expressed by Transportation Secretary Chao over the capabilities of different levels of automated cars is not uncommon, and is perhaps not even unwarranted.
May 5, 2017 – A new report from the Eno Center establishes a foundation for lawmakers and regulators to implement sound autonomous vehicle policies at the federal, state, and local levels of government.
An alternative to the conventional regulatory process, called negotiated rulemaking, has the potential to be a more viable and efficient rulemaking process that can speed up the development of new regulations for AVs.
April 27, 2017 – After holding off for years, Congress and the Department of Transportation are poised to take action this year to regulate the development of autonomous vehicles.
April 14, 2017 – Arlington, Texas has joined Contra Costa County, California in exploring the use of self-driving buses. But do the economics of the deals make sense?